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Supporting Children of the Guard and Reserve Institute™

The MCEC® Supporting Children of the National Guard and Reserve Institute is a two day (12 clock hours) course with a focus on the challenges for children who are “suddenly military”; those children who have a parent or parents serving in the National Guard or one of the Reserve branches of the military.


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For questions or help registering please email
Amanda.Hulsey@MiltaryChild.org

The Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Recall basic information about the U.S. Military Reserve Component
  • Identify and discuss the effects of mobilization and deployment separation on children of Reserve Component Service Members
  • Identify community and military resources and networks that support these militaryconnected children
  • Prepare an action plan model designed to encourage the natural resilience of these children in participants’ professional communities.

Course Format:
Face-to-Face instruction with up to 50 people per session.

Course Length:
This course includes 12 clock hours (1.2 CEUs) of instruction and group work time, exclusive of breaks and lunch. The course is offered over two consecutive days.

Target Audience:
This course is designed for professionals in school settings as well as other professionals who work with children in the community.

Course Agenda:
The National Guard and Reserves in Your State
Identifying Military-Connected Children in Schools
About the National Guard and Reserves
Issues and Insights into Deployment and the Impact on Children
Key Elements of Resilience
Resources and Resilience
Taking Action-Developing an Action Plan

Participants receive the following resources during the training:

  • Supporting Children of the National Guard and Reserve Participant Manual (MCEC Publication)
  • How Communities can Support the Children and Families of those Serving in the National Guard or Reserves (MCEC Publication)
  • How to Prepare our Children and Stay Involved in Their Education During Deployment (MCEC Publication)
  • Workgroup on Intervention with Combat Injured Families Executive Summary from Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
  • Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Your Children Roots and Wings by Dr. Kenneth R. Ginsburg
  • You and Your Military Hero: Building Positive Thinking Skills During Your Hero’s Deployment by Sara Jensen-Fritz, Paula Jones-Johnson, and Thea L. Zitzow
  • My Story: Blogs by Four Military Teens by Michelle D. Sherman and Deanna Sherman

Credit Options
CEU - Course participants are eligible to receive 1.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this twelve clock hour course. MCEC has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training. MCEC is also a National Board for Certified Counselors Approved Continuing Education provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. These designations allow us to offer you these opportunities.

To receive CEUs a participant must maintain 95% attendance, engage in the class activities and discussions, complete an end of course evaluation, and complete an end-of-course assessment with a minimum score of 80%. The CEU fee is $25.00.

Graduate Credit - Participants may apply for one hour of non-degreed graduate credit issued by Texas A&M University Central Texas. Requirements to receive the credit are 95% attendance, engage in the class activities and discussions, complete an end of course evaluation, and complete an end of course assessment with a minimum score of 80%. The graduate credit fee is $50.00.